You want your senior prom to be memorable. Picking the right hairstyle for the prom may seem like a high stakes selection – after all, you want this night to be awesome. Your hair is the final touch, and you can find the perfect prom hairstyle to match your special look. From the stylists at Hier and Haines Salon in McLean VA, here’s how to do it:
First, choose a dress.
You thought this was all about hairstyles, right? But you don’t want your hairstyle to fight with your dress and detract from the overall look. Romantic, casual or daring – select your look and your dress first, and then highlight it all with hairstyle and makeup. Remember, your hair is the final touch to a total package and should complement your dress. So, if your dress is simple, make a statement with your hair. On the other hand, if your dress is elaborate with a lot of ornate elements and intricate detail, keep your hairstyle simple.
Then select your hairstyle.
Choose your hairstyle based on the neckline of your dress.
- High neckline, an updo is best; whether you choose an elegant topknot or pony-tail, the goal is to showcase your neck and the neckline of the dress.
- High neckline with a backless dress? If you have mid-length hair, soft waves will flatter with perfection, keeping the back the main attraction.
- Low neckline, you have the option to do an updo or wear your hair loose. Tip, the way you style your hair with a low neckline will determine the look you’re going for: sexy or subtly alluring!
- Strapless, it’s a case by case. Side waves are stunning while a low, side bun could highlight the beautiful sweetheart line of your dress. Tip, we recommend you show a photo of you wearing your dress to the stylist in order to receive the best advice.
Pick a style that is yours.
Prom night isn’t the time to try on a new personality. What you want is the best version of YOU! Straight, wavy or curly – there are hairstyles and treatments for all types of hair. Hair extensions add length. Curly hair can be straightened or left naturally curly for various trendy and stunning styles. Straight hair can be worn long or curled and wound into stylish new updos, braids or ponytails. Your stylist can work with you to determine the ideal prom hairstyle. If you are comfortable, you will be confident and have the time of your life
Prepare for the cameras.
Of course, you want to capture the event with photos. To make sure that you look your best on camera, check out these secrets for posing for photos. Take pictures early! You’ll look your very best early in the night before the dancing has shaken out your hair and sweated off your makeup!
Be sure to request your salon appointment as soon as possible to guarantee your spot on the schedule during this busy season. Then, relax and have fun! Your prom will be a memorable event.
Schedule an appointment today for a stress-free prom, where your hair will go perfectly with your dress!
Hier & Haines Salon, McLean VA, where exceptional quality meets exceptional service!